service industry
"No ice cream tonight?" the shop clerk asks, pretty much ensuring you will never shop there again.
homosexuality
A member of the majority using the possessive about any member of a minority is always, ALWAYS a social faux pas.
in

Jan 29, 2013 at 1:00pm | 539 comments

flying
Three flights in eight days have been diverted because of passenger battles over reclining seats. Because flying is normally such a pleasant and relaxing experience?
in

Sep 4, 2014 at 9:00am | 523 comments

travel
Can we all agree to make the friendly skies a completely burger-free zone?
fat
I had seen "Mean Girls" and everything, but didn’t actually know that losing weight was going to subject me to jokes that a few months prior I would have thought were directed at me.
rudeness
How dare I attend a wedding that cost easily over $100,000, brimming with Louboutins and expensive champagne, and feel just fine for a moment.
disability
If you can wrap your head around it, “Can I touch your arms?” is actually relatively common and almost never comes from children. Grown adults! Imagine!
race
I don’t know exactly when it became completely okay to ask a random stranger which one of their progenitors stepped outside the narrow queue of their own race and decided to knock boots with someone of another race.
in

Sep 24, 2012 at 9:00am | 281 comments

rudeness
Few people are more inconsiderate than those who force a captive audience of fellow passengers to listen to them.
politics
Ellen Sturtz wasn't just rude. She also wasted $500 on a pointless exercise.
lesbian
I’m gay, not a sexual deviant. Explaining my sex life is getting exhausting.
cell phone
Dare to cast the cell phone user a censuring glance for violating the law, common courtesy, posted signs or privacy, and they'll look at you as though you proposed exhuming their grandmothers and urinating on them.
race
There’s one line that I’ve always found particularly interesting:"You’re so pretty. You look mixed."
rudeness
There comes a time when total strangers can assess your naked ring finger and find it lacking.
racism
Last night I was startled awake by a verbal fight outside my window that was either fueled by racism or just plain old assholery.
in

Jul 31, 2013 at 9:00am | 85 comments

face
I personally think that telling someone her face isn't acceptable is rude, even when it's done out of “concern,” but others disagree.
pregnancy
biting
Unless you also want to get bitten.
advice
How do I deal with a deskmate who WON'T STOP TALKING?
in

Oct 3, 2011 at 2:03pm | 0 comments

rudeness
Some of what follows may seem nasty, aggressive, even dick-headed or preachy. Just so we’re clear -- it’s meant to be. I’m fed up.
in

Dec 12, 2011 at 9:00am | 0 comments

calming down
Or "chill out" or "settle down" or "take it down a notch."
advice
I thought I was "irreverent" and "funny," but turns out I'm actually "bitchy" and "rude." Do I have to start being pleasant all the time?
in

Apr 14, 2011 at 10:25am | 0 comments